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How To Efficiently Draw Your Illustration Using Pen Tool in Illustrator

Dawid Tuminski, www.dawidtuminski.com

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19 Lessons (1h 11m)
    • 1. How To Efficiently Draw Your Illustration Using Pen Tool in Illustrator Promo Video

      1:56
    • 2. 1Let's Start Tracing The Cat

      2:57
    • 3. 2Let's Create te Ears and the Sides

      4:40
    • 4. 3Let's Create the Whiskers

      3:50
    • 5. 4Let's Create the Eyes and the Nose

      4:06
    • 6. 5Let's Create the Tail with the Pencil Tool

      3:22
    • 7. 6Let's Play Around with the Tail

      6:18
    • 8. 7Let's Start Tracing the Granny

      2:24
    • 9. 8Let's Start with the Top Part of the Hat

      3:13
    • 10. 9Let's Create the Bottom Part of the Hat

      3:50
    • 11. 10Let's Get the Colors

      2:55
    • 12. 11Let's Make the Hat Colorful

      3:12
    • 13. 12Let's Create the Face

      5:20
    • 14. 13Let's Create the Glasses

      6:04
    • 15. 14Let's Create the Neck

      4:10
    • 16. 15Let's Create the Blouse

      2:52
    • 17. 16Let's Create the Bead Necklace

      2:36
    • 18. 17Let's Add the Background

      5:55
    • 19. 18Class Project

      1:06

About This Class

Aren’t you tired of fighting with the pen tool to trace your drawings in Illustrator?

Aren’t you fed up with trying to make it listen to you and help you in making your sketches come to life?

I know that learning the pen tool can be a frustrating task that gets harder every time you are not getting the results you expect.

And you might be thinking that

…your drawings are not precise enough...

…or that you are not using the pen tool efficiently enough…

But it’s really not your fault.

The problem lies in the way you were taught how to use the pen tool, and other tools, in the past.

Once you find out the right way of using the pen tool (and other tools) you will be surprised how easy it is to trace your sketches in Illustrator.

Just imagine yourself grabbing the pen tool with confidence and watching your sketch come to life click—by-click.

Inside this course

  • You will learn how to trace a simple sketch, just to learn the basic tools and concepts
  • and then how to trace a bit more complex drawing and how to add colors to your drawings in the most efficient and practical way
  • You will learn how to use not only the pen tool to trace your sketches, but also other tools that will help you in making the process fast and smooth.

So if you want to just grab the pen tool and trace your drawings like you were born to do it, now is your chance.

This course will clear up all the confusion you might be feeling when trying to move your sketches from a piece of paper to your computer screen.

But please be aware that this course is not for Illustrator beginners: we won’t be talking about the absolute basics of the tools, but rather how to use them efficiently, one you know how they basically work.

If you finally want to start tracing your drawings efficiently and easily, take this class now.

I will see you inside!

Dawid

Transcripts

1. How To Efficiently Draw Your Illustration Using Pen Tool in Illustrator Promo Video: Hi. My name is David Tyminski, and I wanted to thank you for choosing this course. I know that there's a lot off course is out there. That is why I am so grateful that you chose this one. So let's take a look at what you will find inside. Aren't you tired of fighting with the mental trace with drawings and illustrator? And aren't you fed up with trying to make it listen to you and help you in making your sketches come to life? I know that learned the panel can be frustrating task that gets harder every time you're not getting the results you expect. And you might be thinking that your drawings are not precise enough or that you are not using the panto efficiently enough. But it's not really your fault. The problem lies in the way you were taught, how to use the panto and other tools in the past. Once you find out the right way off using the mental, you will be surprised how easy it is to trace your sketches in Illustrator. Just imagine yourself grabbing the panel with confidence and watching your sketch come to life. Click by click inside the scores, you learn how to trace a simple sketch just to learn the basic tools and concepts, and then how to trace a bit more complex joint and how to add colors to your drawings in the most efficient and practical way you learn how use not only the pento to trace your sketches, but also other tools that will help you make in the process fast and smooth. So if you want to just grab the pencil and trace your drawings like you were born to do it , now is your chance. This course will clear up all the confusion you might be feeling when trying to move your sketches from a piece of paper to your computer screen. If you finally want to start tracing your drugs efficiently and easily take this class now . So thanks again for choosing this course. Hit that in role bottom and I will see you inside 2. 1Let's Start Tracing The Cat: in the first few videos, I want you to warm up. I want you to get your feet wet and understand two basic concepts that we are going to be using throughout this whole course, and that I would like it to be using that. Whenever you are tracing your illustrations, you can trace your image as closely to the original as you want as closely as your artistic side tells you. So you can retain all the varying with so you can forget about the symmetry and the joints . But you could also consider your your drawing as kind of like a blueprint road sign and that you will follow. But you will treated to more like a guideline, not some stricter, strict rules. So first we are going to trace this simple drawing of a cat, and and I chose it because I think that it will be a great place for us to start and to understand some basic basic tools, basic transformations and that we are going to be to be using. And the tools that we are going to be using are the mantle. Of course, I think that all your pencil lovers will be it will be delighted. Well, we are also going to be using the pencil toe the Ellipse stool. Now we are going to be using some transformations, right? Like scaling, rotating and reflecting. So if you are completely new to illustrator, that's strong adviser to take a look at my other courses and classes on illustrator because in the next few videos we are not going to be diving deep into the very, very tools. We are going to be using them, but we're not going to be explaining them in every detail as you probably already noticed. And as I mentioned before, we're going to be tracing this cat drawing now. The ant result will look something like this. So, as you can see, I kind of followed the original on, but enough that closely. I mean, I did some changes to the tail I Well, I did some changes to the years, so I kind of kind of like mixed to two ideas a bit together, just so you can see how you can, how you can utilize the concepts from from both mindsets, so to speak. So, without further ado, let's actually start tracing our cat and I'm gonna create a new layer for ourselves. So I'm simply going toe old click on this create new layer button, and I'm gonna name it may be new trace, no trace. I'm just gonna hit. Okay. And before I start to trace in the this this joint, I'm going to double click on this original layer. This is the one that the cat is actually sitting on. I'm going to double click on it, and I'm gonna choose this option here. Dim images to 50%. Just so we drop the opacity off this image to 50%. So it's not blocking our view too much. So let's move on to the next video on. Actually start tracing our cat on the new layer. 3. 2Let's Create te Ears and the Sides: in this video, we're going to start tracing our cat. And But before I do that, I'm going to lock the original layers. I'm going to click on this hollow, hollow space between the this eyeball and the name of the layer just to lock it. And I'm gonna move to the new new trace layer just like so I'm going to get rid of the Phil and for the stroke. I'm gonna go with something really visible, maybe like some light light to yellow. And maybe I'm going to increase the stroke ever so slightly just so you can see everything better. Let me zoom in real close. We are going to start with these years. I think it's going to be at the easiest to start with these years. So I'm just gonna grab the pan tal. I'm going to start clicking. So I'm gonna click somewhere here somewhere here and maybe somewhere here and now, depending on how close you want to follow the original, you can simply stop here and start this left side of the cat there with that, with a new with a new path. Or you can simply click somewhere down here to finish to finish this this site. So I'm simply going to click here. And I'm gonna press the enter on my keyboard to do to stop this and to stop well, to to create this side. So right now, before we move on to creating the right side of the cat, we have to make one choice. We could either create a writer right here and the right side again with the pen tal. And we could follow on this this image really, really close or choose not to and simply and simply creator the right side that would that would look pretty similar to to the left side. But if you wanted to do better with the with the pen tal things might get too clumsy and we definitely wouldn't get to the symmetry, the symmetry, the symmetrical results. So we could either simply grab the pen tal and maybe trace it just like so And then just click somewhere here and trace it down here so we could do that if you want to follow the original Really, really close. But what I'm gonna dio and I wanted to simply show you a different way of thinking about trace and images like like well, like this one or an image that has some symmetry to it. I want to do something else. I want to grab this left side and I simply want to enable will initialize, um, the reflect tool. But before I do that, I like to know at least a bit. Roughly. Where is the center point of our cat? So I'm simply going to click control are or command command are if you're on a Mac to bring out the rulers a non simply going to bring out one guide. And I think that the center point is going to be, I guess, somewhere here. And by the way, if you can see our guys like I like, I can't right now. You can either go to the view menu guides and show guides. Oh, or you can simply use control semi column, which is which is, I think, a better in a quicker way, so I'm simply going to click on it now I can see my guide and I congrats, my left side initialized there, reflected by pressing the okay on my keyboard and possibly going toe old click on this guide so I'm going to find it somewhere here and simply going to click. Let me preview. And then I'm just Of course I want this reflection to Vertical and I'm gonna hit copy, just like so. So now if I just get rid of the guide and the rulers and maybe the trace as well, just for a second. So I Now I know that my that my will left side and the right side are symmetrical. Enter well, exactly the same. So before I move on to the whiskers, I'm just going to finish this in part by simply grabbing the pen tal and creating this top part. So I'm simply going to click drag to somewhere here and then click and drag to create a nice little curve that is going to look something like that. This should be fine. So there you go, recreated the left side of the cat. Then we reflected it to the right because I went for the symmetry because I'm kind of a symmetry buff, but you really don't have to. It's up to your it's up your creativity, your artistic sense. If you want to follow the original off your drawing or this joint. If you're following along really, really close, then you can simply just click with the Panta land and to trace this right side really, really close. And then we just grabbed the mantle and created this top part on off Off the cats had So in the next video, we are going to create the whiskers. So that's something that you're interested in. Just keep watching. 4. 3Let's Create the Whiskers: in this video, we are going to create the whiskers. So I'm gonna grab the pen tal and I hope that you can notice, but them I mean, these whiskers are not straight lines. They have some curvature right here. I mean, they're abandoned ever so slightly. So I'm not just going to click and collect to create straight lines. Although if you want to, you can do that. If it's if it's just easier for you. So I'm simply going to click maybe distance somewhere here and drank. And then maybe somewhere here and direct to create a nice curve that is going to look something like this. I'm gonna hit escape. Then I'm going to click somewhere here and then somewhere here, and it's just slightly drag to create something like that. And then I'm gonna click somewhere here and somewhere here, click and drag to create something like this. Now, if you want, we could simply do the same thing with the whiskers, as we did with the left side. So we could simply just bring our guide back again. Just like that. Grab our whisker, one whisker to and whisker three. Then click on the reflect all, We'll initialize the reflective told by pressing the okay on your keyboard and then simply old click somewhere here on our guide just to reflect these guys the proportionately and symmetrically. But right now we reflected the left part of the whiskers to the right. But as you can see, these whiskers are not even close to the original. They look totally, totally off, So dependent on if you want to go for a symmetrical, symmetrical trace, you don't want to follow it closely. And let me just show you what it would look like without the original underlying. So it will look something like this. So we got a very, very symmetrical, symmetrical whiskers so you could go for this kind of a kind of a trace if you want to. But if you want to go, really, if you wanna follow now the original really closely, here's what you can do. We could simply grant this whisker and move it closely to our whisker number to move this guy somewhere here. And then this guy is somewhere here. No, Even though we moved, these whiskers will closely to to our image closely. Tower trace. You can see that these guys are not even close to the original. So what we have to do is we have to do some transformations. So I'm gonna Gramp this whisker to whisker number one. I'm gonna go ahead and click on the Reflector. But now I'm going to click on this left ankle point. I'm goingto ultimately cone it. And I do want my heard. I do want my reflection to be horizontal, and I'm gonna hit copy. And now I want to initialize the rotate tool by pressing the R key on my keyboard. And again, I'm going to click on this on this ankle point. And this time I am not old clicking. I'm simply going to click on it. So now I can manually move this guy up, do summer here till it looks slow a lot closer to the original. So again, just as a repetition, I'm going to grab this guy. Maybe I'm gonna move it a bit to the left and again, I'm going to grab that. They're the reflect all I'm going toa alta Click on this left anchor point again. I want this reflection, Toby Horizontal. I'm gonna click. Okay, I'm gonna grab the rotate tool by pressing the R on the keyboard Click on this anchor point Just click and not old clicking And I'm gonna move it up just like so And with this guy, I think this one looks pretty close to the originals. I'm gonna leave it, Leave it like that. Let me just zoom out a bit. So there we go. We got the whiskers created. So we got the left side, We got the right side. We got this top part created. So the next our next stop would be to created these eyes and the nose. But this is something that we are going to do in the next video. 5. 4Let's Create the Eyes and the Nose: in this video we're going to create on the eyes and the nose. And for this I'm going to use a simple, simple ellipse. So I'm going to grab her the Ellipse from my tools panel on the Ellipse stool, which is somewhere here I usually use the shot gets up. Not really sure where it is, So I'm going to go with the Ellipse. Still, that is right here. I'm gonna send the zoom in real close and again, I think I'm just going to go with simple ellipsis. Something like that should do it. This should be fine. And I don't think I'm gonna exchange the stroke with the Phil just like so. And then I'm just simply going to clone this guy somewhere here, just like that. Now, for the nose, you might be thinking that we are going to be using the mental Well, we might use the panto, but I just want you to show I just want to show you a different, different technique again. I'm gonna be using a simple, simple ellipse tal. So again I'm gonna grab it, and I'm going toa alta click summer here and creating the lips that is going to look more or less like this. This should be fine. So the only thing that I have to do right now is I got to grab the direct selection tool, grab his bottom anchor point and ran it down to somewhere here. No, it might look look local, right? If I just if I just turned the visibility of the off the original layer off just like so it looks kind OK, but if we want to be really close to the to the original, I'm just going to exchange a stroke with the film, we can see that this nose is kind of like band in here. We can see that it's banned in like so. So if I just come riddled real close, just like so, what I'm gonna do is I'm going to group click on this ankle point. This guy right here and all the guys who have seen my pantaloon penpal course probably understand what is going to happen. But those of you who haven't will I highly encourage that that you do. But what we want to do right now is we want to control these direction handles independently. We could just add anchor points right here and move them up if you want to go that road. Well, actually, maybe I will. I will show you that this weigh in a second. But for now, let's focus on manipulating this direction handles. So if we want to manipulate them separately, you can see that if I just grab one, I'm going toe alter both these paths segments. So what we can do is we can simply, with the direct selection still active old click and hold on the well press Thea, lke and hold. Hold it. So now if I just hover over this handle, I'm going to simply be able to manipulate just this one handle and it's going to look something like that. And the same thing is going to go with this guy. So it looks closer to the original. And if I just now exchange the stroke with the fill, it looks something different. It looks really close to the original, and that's something that you want to go for. Well, you can surely can will. He surely can. And let me just show you the other way off. Well, tackling these situations what we are going to do now is I'm gonna grab the mental, collects somewhere here to add an anchor point and click somewhere here to add another anchor point a nominee again going to grab the direct selection toe, find that anchor point and simply move it up just like so and gripped this anchor point and simply move it up just like so. So now our our nose, maybe. I guess we could maybe alter these paths as well if we wanted to, or maybe make the nose just a bit bigger. But I hope that you already understand the concept here. So if you just turned the original off and let me just zoom out a bit, our nose is going to look something like this. It looks pretty pretty close to the original. So in the next video, we are going to take care off the tail. And in order to create the tail, we are going Teoh, we're going to use the pencil toe, and the pencil tool will be the last to that. We need to will understand in order to will trace some more complex, complex drawings. So let's let's start using them the pencil and tracing this tale in the next video 6. 5Let's Create the Tail with the Pencil Tool: in this video, we are going to finish trace in our cat. We are going to trace this this tale right here. And for that, we're going to use of the pencil toe. I'm gonna bring a the visibility off the new trace layer on. I'm going to turn it on. And the full shortcut for the pencil tool is the letter. And on your keyboard and the pencil it'll sits right here. I'm going to Richard exchange at the Filled with this joke and all you guys who have seen my will. Hipster businessman, Flat designer, of course. Well, you know how the pencil tool works. All of you haven't. Well, I highly encourage you that you do. And in that video, I explain in detail how the pencil tool works. For now, what I'm gonna do is I'm simply going to click and start dragging, click and drag. I am not clicking anymore. I'm simply dragging with my pencil tool. And you might be thinking that I am going to be really, really off here, that I'm going to have to many anchor points and I might end up with too many ankle points . But what is great about the mental is that is going to allow us to trace this tale really, really closely. And it will forgive us all the mistakes that we make in the process. So as soon as I am done, I'm going to let go of the mouse. And as you can see, Illustrator has done a pretty good job of tracing this tale. But as you can see, we got a bit too many anchor points, for instance, down here. So what I'm gonna do is I'm going to grab this direct selection tool. I'm going to click this anchor point, and we could either move adjust a bit closer here, but I think that it looks too weird simply going to go to this to the control panel and click on the remove selected anchor points. Just so I have just so it looks just a bit better. And if you want weaken simply, maybe move it, move this guy a bit down somewhere here, that maybe just grab this handle to to make it look something like that. And the rest is pretty much all right. We could maybe play around with this bath. Maybe not that much. Maybe not that much, but maybe you could move it just a bit up. Maybe we could move this handle just a bit up. You can play along with it a whole afternoon. I just want you to understand the concept What we are actually trying to do here instead of just I don't want you to watch me clicking on all afternoon and and trying to match the stale of perfectly a So if I just turned to visibility off the off the original layer off, we can see that we are Well, we got all the all the elements. So right now, I guess we could maybe grab all these elements that have the Yellow Strokes. I'm simply going to click on these guys and maybe I'm going to give it a uniform. Straight stroke, maybe three points will be fine. And I'm gonna make them black, just like so. I'm going to grab these eyes and I'm going to turn turn the filter black. Now, if you want, you could maybe play around too. With them Well, with the widths. And the best way to do it is to play with that with the with tool. But I think that this is something that we're going to do in the next video 7. 6Let's Play Around with the Tail: so in order to use the with toe will properly and in order to follow the original really close, I think that time going to decrease the size, especially of the whiskers, but also of the signs on double the size of the stroke, the width of the stroke ever so slightly from three points, maybe even to one. Let me just check with the original and let me just zoom in real close. Okay? Let's start with one. Why not? OK, so I got this first whisker right here. Maybe I would move it a bit too down this guy right here, just like so. So what I want to do right now is I want to maybe make this this right part of the whisker a bit, a bit wider, so I'm going to initialize that the withdrawal by pressing the shift plus w on my keyboard . This is distal right here, and I'm going to zoom in the real close. So the way this tool works is that if I just click on this anchor port and start drag, you can see that I am making this whisker just a bit wider here on this end, I'm going to do the same. Here's I'm going to click and drag like that. Now, if you only want to make one apart to on site of your of your path wider. What you have to do is you have to go with the with the with till selected present, hold on the bulky and click and drank up. Maybe because I want to make this right side or to stop side just a bit wider, some simply dragging up by holding down the all key And of course with the wittle selected . And I'm going to release my mouse button so it looks something like this. Now I'm going to move to these guys and again, I'm going to use the with tool and I'm going to hold on the bulky and maybe make this guy look something like that. And I'm gonna maybe I'm gonna move this guy a bit to the laughed. Why not? And with the with tool, I'm simply going to click and drag to make it look like that. And with this guy, I'm simply going to click and move it just a bit down, just like something. So let me now just go Well, some out just a bit, and I'm going to turn the visibility of the original layer off just like so. And as you can see now we have Now we have a bit varied with with our with our whiskers. I think that this guy is just a bit too bigger thinking we wanted to go a slow as one. So I'm gonna go to I'm gonna decrease him the than the stroke with 21 So now if we want to , let's say maybe make this part of this will. This line that marks the head of our cats adjusted but will different just a bit wider on run and again with the with toll I'm simply going to click somewhere here, click and drag until it looks something like that. Why not? And by the way, if you want, as you can see, we're changing the profile of our of our path. So we are not just affecting Once I were also affected the other side. So this side is just a bit just a bit wider as well. And if you if you want to make it smaller, if you want to make it will not that wide, which you can do is you can simply Grandpa, just zoom in real close. You can grab this one site and simply bring these guys together to somewhere here. Maybe not. Maybe you really got to be close with this guy, so you don't have really, really fun keystrokes. OK, so right now we got we got this part of the head created, we got, we got the whiskers and we can also do some things with our tail. So I'm gonna consume in real clothes, get the with tool again. And this time I'm going to make it. Ah, dis wide. Why not? Now if you want to maybe make this tail a bit rounded Well, you can. Of course, if I just simply select it and then go to the stroke options. And I can set the cap to round cap just like so to make this Taylor rounded. And of course, again, if I just play around with the wittle here, I'm going to make this well, this tale around it, but we can get some different results. But I will leave it up for your experimentation. What? I would like you to notice, though is that with them, with the amount of ankle points that we added with the pencil tool will, of course, determined how this whole Taylor looks in this case. So if you think that this may be this car is not looking all right, we can simply grab the direct selection toe, find one extra anchor point that we won't need. And I think we're we won't need to this guy right here and I'm simply going to remove it with the anchor poor with the remove selected anchor points. Still, just like so. And of course, we can still alter this curvature by drag. And maybe this this left direction handled right here, and maybe we could do something here. Aziz. Well, maybe we move it. Yeah, I think it's gonna look a bit better if we just remove it and maybe play around with this curvature. Just like so. But again, I am going to leave it up to your experimentation. Anyway, we have for recreated retraced the this cat. And of course, all the decisions that you have to make when you're tracing your images will be up to you will be really arbitrary. They are going to depend on your eye. What I want you. What I wanted to you to understand him in these few videos is the tools that we are going to be using. And some basic concepts about the tracing your images and those basic concepts include, well, 1st 2 different mindsets. You can trace your image really, really closely, or you can the considerate just law. As a blueprint, you can use the Pendleton to trace your straight past, but also to create some some like a bending on the paths. You can use the ellipse still to create these irregular paths as well, and you can use the pencil toe to recreate some more like longer complex. And they're like pasa waving, pass and like like like this tale. And don't forget to take advantage of the transformation tools, especially then that reflect the skill and them and the rotator toe. So now that we understand all those basic concepts, well, we can now move on to tracing something a bit more complex, something but more elaborate. And of course, we can also add collars to our trace. But this is something that we're going to start doing in the next video 8. 7Let's Start Tracing the Granny: now that we cover the basics, Now that we know what tools we are going to be using throughout the tracing process, we can move on to something a bit more complex and something with colors. So in the next few videos were going toe trace recreate this grand illustration. We're going to take the concepts that we learned so far. We are going to use them. And then the end result that we are looking for is going toe look something like something like this. So let me just quickly break down what we are going to be created here. I'm just going Teoh do that based on this on this original. So as you can see, we got some eso some different shapes. He recapped this the top of the hat that is going to be created with an ellipse and the mental. And we got to the main part of the hat on all these while parts are going to be created with the lips and the pencil as well. We got the face shape that is going to be created with the with the ellipse tool. You got the ears, and I think in a really I will create them either with they lips or with a rounded rectangle to Of course, we've got the glasses, eyes and the nose. We got the mouth. Then we got the neck here and we got the blouse and we got a bead necklace down on down here. Now, in the process of tracing this granny, I am going to use different sub layers. So, for instance, I am going to put the hat on a different sub. Layer the face on a different sub layer. The glasses on a different sub layer, the neck on a different sub layer, and the blouse and difference of sub layer. The work in this way will make the whole process easier and more professional. So I think I'm going to start him the first with creating a new layer, and I'm going to name it may be new trace, Why not? And now I'm going to click on this Greek new sub layer icon, but I'm going to old click on it, or you can use the the option hold of the option and keep your on a max. I'm going going to click on it, and I'm going to name it. Uh, well, hat this is what? What I'm going to be starting. Okay, so we got our workspace organized. We got our layers organized. We know what we are going to be doing. So I think it's high time we actually started doing it. And we will start with creating this will. Tracing, recreating this this hat. And we are going to start doing that in the next video. 9. 8Let's Start with the Top Part of the Hat: OK, in this video, we're going to start tracing our image and we're going to start with the hat. So again, I'm gonna make sure that I'm on the right layer right here. I'm going to double click on this layer with the original image, and I'm gonna dim the image to 50% just like that, and I'm going to lock it, Okay, so I'll move on to the head layer and I'm going to zoom in real close. Now it's up to you whether you want to follow, follow the trace exactly as it is on this drawing or if you want to maybe make it. I'm not that freehand. But in this case, I'm going to I think I'm going to try to try to mimic the original as close SLUss. It's possible, but also as reasonable as possible. Let's put it like that. I'm gonna make make sure that my stroke has some vivid too vivid a stroke all just so you can see better. And I'm going to initialize some of the Ellipse tool by pressing the Al key on my keyboard . Now what I'm gonna do is I'm going to create an ellipse that is going to start somewhere here. I'm going toe old click on my art board and creating the lips that is going to look something like that. And now maybe going to make it just a bit bigger and just a bit bigger here. I am not really concerned with how how well, how low them and this ellipses going because I'm going to be removing it or putting it behind this bottom part of the hat. So maybe I'm just going to make it just like so. Uh, Okay, this should be fine. Okay, So what I will do right now is I'm gonna go a ramp this ellipse, but I'm going to grab just some parts of it. I'm going to grab the direct selection tool, and I will bring this guy just a bit up to summer here. This would be fine. And I'm going to maybe adjust the position of this guy, and I'm gonna bring it down to somewhere here. I want I want to follow this the this trace a bit more bit closer. So now we have to do is we have to soon make will treat two different pieces. And so we can make the very top part of the top of the hat darker and this bottom part, But well, it's going to be is going to be yellowish. So I'm gonna grab for the mental and this I'm gonna click somewhere here, click and drag, and then somewhere here, collect and drag until it looks something like that. This should be fine. Now what we want to do our do right now is we want to separate. Have two separate parts right here. So I'm gonna grab him. And this will bottom underlying port and this part that which is created with the pencil. And I'm going to go to them the Pathfinder tool. And I'm going to click on this divide option. And by the way, if you don't have the Pathfinder up, adjust press control shift F nine nor command shift of time. If you're if you're on a Mac or just go to the window menu Pathfinder and you can see shift control plus F nine right here. So now that we and that we have divided our in the shape, we can either ungroomed pit Teoh to talk to these parts separately. But I'm just going to leave it as is for now. We're going to take care of the colors and and making sure everything looks, well, nicely. A nice and colorful colorful in just a second. 10. 9Let's Create the Bottom Part of the Hat: now that what we have to do is we have to create on the bottom part of the hat. So I'm just going to grab the ellipse tal and I'm simply going to create an ellipse going toe old click summer here in the middle. It doesn't have to be a perfect circle, Adam. Simply going to leave it some. Leave it like that. Maybe let me just decrees the stroke option. Okay, so what I'm gonna do right now is I'm going to try Teoh, match this circle with the with the hat, at least in the bottom part of the hat. So it looks more or less like this. You could maybe extended to the bottom just a bit. Well, I won't be paying attention to these details to To to these curves right here. They are not that important right now. We will fix. Well, we will fix them later. So what I'm gonna do right now is I'm gonna grab this ellipse one more once more, and I'm going to simply copy and paste it in front because what I'd want to direct now is they want to grab this copy, and I'm gonna make gonna bring it down somewhere here and extend it to something like that . This should be fine. Now, I am doing all this because if I now just grambo these guys so the bottom of the bottom lips and this newly created top of lips and then go to to the Pathfinder and simply hit divide. What we have as a result of this transformation is, of course, a groups. I'm gonna go to the object on group. So what we have now is we have this Boram path that we won't need. We got this bottom path that we will need. But most of all, we got this path and we got this path. So with only these simple transformations, we already have a part of our grandma's hat. And we also have this well, almost perfectly traced face. I know we are off here on the goal line, but we're going to fix that later. But I'm going to use this use this path later on. So what I'm gonna do right now is I'm gonna make sure that all these elements are on the on the right players. So first I'm going to grab this path. And in this this bottom part of the grandmas had to sound simply going to drag it onto the half player and this remaining path. This this will face bath. This guy right here, I'm going to move it to the face of sub layer and I won't be needing it right now, so I'm simply going to turn its visibility off just like so. So the last part to do here would be to simply add these will to create the parts off this off this hat of this bottom part of the hat. So I got I'm gonna grab the pen tal, click and drag. Maybe we can adjust it just a bit somewhere here, just like so that I'm gonna grab the panto again and I'm going to click and click, just like so and that I'm going to click and click just like that. And there we go. Now, of course, that we are not done here. We got the these simple lines created, So the next step will be to just grab all these guys. So these three, these three paths and the underlying path and then just go to the Pathfinder tool and simply divide them one more time and we can now one group with these guys because we we want to be able to talk to them separately. Now. At this point, I think we can start adding collars Teoh to our to our image. We got some shapes already created and I think that it told them for the aesthetic reasons . I think it would look better if we simply started adding collars, but we're going to do that in the next video. 11. 10Let's Get the Colors: before we start adding colors, we need to understand one thing. What we want to do right now is we want to retrieve colors from this image. But remember that our image has a lowered opacity. ITT's capacities brought down to 50%. So if we just double click on this layer where the original images kept, I wanna uncheck the dim images to 50% and you can see that we have well, the right the right colors. Right now, the colors are are back to 100%. So what I'm gonna do right now is I'm gonna grab a simple rectangle tool, make sure that I'm on the layer. That that is not looked, that I'm simply going to create some some rectangles. One to, uh, these men, You should be enough. So what I will do right now is I'm gonna grab one of them that I'm simply going to initialize the eyedropper tool by pressing the eye on my keyboard. And I'm gonna start sampling colors and I will start with the gray color. Maybe this one that I'm gonna grab this yellow color. This should be find this gold color. I think. Now I'm going to grab this almost black color like so Now I think I'm gonna grab this skin tone right here. That should be fine. And I'm gonna graham the color of the blouse or sweater. Maybe this darker green, maybe some more saturated green. That should be fine. Or maybe one of these green cars, They look a bit nicer. Okay, Just like so. And of course, the last one will be the color off the bead necklace. So let me just grab maybe this collar just like so. And I think, Yeah, I think they're all the colors that we need right now. So now that I have all these colors, I'm going to grab them, go to the swatches panel, and I'm simply going to create a new color group. I'm gonna call it Takhar Granma, Just like so. And I'm simply going to press, OK, and as you can see, I already have a whole group of colors that color that I'm going to be using when colorizing our our trace. I won't be needing these gum. These will swatches these rectangles anymore, so I'm simply going to select them and delete them just like that and Right now, we can start adding adding collars to our too well to to grandmaster to grandma's hat. But that's something we're going to do in the next video. So what I want you to understand is that when you are picking up colors from your image, just create to some rectangles, then used the eyedropper to pick up her the colors. And then from those rectangles, those colorful rectangles just create a new on the collar group in the swatches panel. So in the next video, we are going to start adding collars to to the hat off the grandma, so stay tuned. 12. 11Let's Make the Hat Colorful: in this video, we're going to add colors to the grandmas hat. So I'm going to grab all these guys, all of these guys, because they're gonna have the same a stroke collar. So I'm just going to grab this dark color and I'm going to increase the value off the stroke to five, maybe even six. Why not? And I'm going to start adding the filled collars. So I'm gonna grab this guy, this guy, this guy and this guy and remember that they are separate separate parts. So it's easier for me to just simply select them like this, and I'm going to give them this great color is great feel and remember that these guys are a group we could on group them and add the cars. But I want to show you a different a different way off working. I want to show you a different and math of that you can use when you want to speed up your work for you don't want to keep grouping and on and on and grouping objects. So what we can do is we can simply initialize the direct selection tool and press and hold on the old key in order to initialize the group selection toe and is the tool that sits right here is the group selection toe and what this told us it simply allows you to will select whole paths that are within groups off bath. So in this case, if I simply click on the stop path, and even though it's a even though it's a part of a group, we can now select this whole path. Now I can go to the swatches panel and give it a proper feel, just like so I can do the same with this bottom part, so I can simply select it and give it a gold filled just like so. Okay, right now, we got the colors added, but we got a bit of a problem here. All our transformations will produce some nice results, but we also have some problems. If we take a look closer, look right here. We can see that this guy is not aligning properly, and this happens because a certain and we'll corner option is well applied to this stroke. And if we go to the stroke panel, we can see these corner options right here, and if which is everything but the mire joint. Let's say that I'm gonna choose the battle joint. You can see that it's well known that it's hidden right now and it looks so much better. Same goes for this guy. I'm going to select it and click this battle. Join same guy for something for this guy and all these guys look properly right now. So if I now just turn the visibility off the original image off, you can see that we got all the hat. What? Pretty much done? We way we traced it will really faithful. If you wanted to go like extremely, extremely faithful, you could simply just grab the panel and try to mimic all these corners. All these guys. But I just want you to I want to show you different concepts. I want to show you how to use how to trace illustrations, not just with the pen tal. As so we used them. The the Ellipse tell you, reuse some transformations. We use, um, stroke options right here, and we got to the had created. So in the next few videos, we're going to take care off the face years and the glasses, and we're going to start with the face. So that's something that you're interested in. Just keep watching 13. 12Let's Create the Face: in this video, we are going to start recreating the grandma's face. So as you may recall, well, we already have this this path right here and I'll Well, I kept it because it's well, it's nicely aligned with the with the part of the hat. But of course, that's if it wasn't. It's not something that we cannot fix. So what I want to do right now is I want to make sure that all these will This line is matching the right well side of the grandma's face. And this line is imagine the left side of the grand off the grandmaster face. So what we can do here is we can simply, with a direct selection tool, will initialize. We can press and hold on the altar Keane, others in order to initialize the group selection toe. And then we can simply play around with this guy right here and maybe with this guy right here, just like so Now I'm gonna maybe brain this guy a bit to the right and again play. Maybe this time this guy just like so to match the jaw line and then I'm going to again with the direct selection tool present Holland the bulky and try to match this line And this line just a bit closer, just like so. And if you don't like how this will, this job right here is well, well, the way it looks. I mean, it's got to really spiky. You can simply select this thistle anchor point and just click on the Convert selected anchor points to smooth that we will make it small. But again, we will sacrifice the precision off off this will this tracer on on the left and on the right part as well. So we would have to simply again maybe play around with this guy a bit. And maybe that was just a bit with this guy in order to to to match the Jolan. And as you can see, there's a lot of clicking a lot of tweaking. So I won't don't really want to bore you with them Well, with me will click in Ah, all afternoon. I just wanted todo understand the concept Also notice that here when we were where we got the ears that we can simply well, we can move this guy a bit to the right and of course it's old. What will we have to maybe make it this guy just but down, Just like so. And of course, these parts will be mainly covered by the years. But I wanted to understand what I'm doing here. I want to show you as much as I can about at the same time. I don't want to make this video like, 40 minutes 40 minutes long. So maybe just just a bit. Well, I guess we could maybe even try to get rid of this guy and then just try to create this curve, just like so that may be even even a bit better. So again, I'm gonna go click on the remove selected anchor points like so and maybe try to match this jaw line just like that. Okay, so we got this will shape off the face pretty much covered. So in this video, we are also going to created the eyes, the nose and the mouth. Then we're going to move on to the ear. Simpson and the and the glasses. So three, I said the nose and the mouth are going to be pretty easy. So I'm simply going to create and the lips that is going to look something like this and ellipse that is going to look something like this. Another lips right here and another lips right here. Maybe I'm going to just maybe you know what? Maybe we could simply just delete it and move this guy to the right. Let's let's make it. Leaves the nose. Let's make some What's symmetrical? Okay, so a Sfar assert the mouth ghosts. You may be thinking that we could create it with the Ellipse toe. Well, off course we could, but I want to satisfy all you know, your your pantaloon needs some just gonna grab the pen tal and let me show you one little trick how we can create the this kind of course, really easily. So I'm gonna just grab the panto and I'm gonna click here, click and drag and hold down the shift key to constrain the movement of my direction handles. And I'm going to click somewhere here, hold on the shift and drag Still, it looks something like that. Now what I want to do right now is I want to simply grab this this path initialized the reflect all click on this right bottom anchor point. We'll all to click, Actually, make him the reflection. Vertical click copy. And maybe I'm just going to grab both these guys. I'm gonna go to the object bath and then join. Because remember, the d spats are not joined. And now we can simply maybe stretched his guy a bit to the right, this guy but left and we got to the mouth will pretty much pretty much covered. It looks, but we'll different than the mouth created with Justin with just the with just the ellipse toe. Okay, so we got the face created, so we got the I got the second I we got the nostrils, we got the mouth and we got the face. So now I think that we could start creating the years and then the glasses, but we're going to do that not only in the next video, but also on a separate sub layer. So just keep watching 14. 13Let's Create the Glasses: So now let's start creating the years and let's start doing it on a separate sub layer. So I'm simply going toe old click on the create use sub layer option will bottom. And I'm simply going to name it ears because that's what it is. It's ears. Okay, so I think I'm gonna lock in the face and the head layer just like so, so that just don't mess anything up. So again we could use well here. We could use some of the lips, so or we could use that with a rounded rectangle toe. I think I'm gonna go with the latter. So with the rounded rectangle to select it, I'm going to start creating a rounded rectangle that is going to look something like that and a wild holding down my mouse button. I'm going, Teoh, make sure that my around it rectangle is around to the max sound going to press the right arrow key just like so and try to match the year. And it's going to look something like that. Now what I will do is I will move. It may be a bit to the right, and I'm going to rotate it ever so slight lead till it looks something like this. Maybe that's gonna be a bit too much. I think that that is gonna look fine. So now what we could do is we could simply will repeat the whole process will create another rounded rectangle and put it here on the right. But in this case, I'm simply going to clone it to the right. And then I'm simply going to reflect it with the reflect tool, Of course. And I'm going to click, maybe moving a bit to the right, just like so this should be fine. This then I won't be trying to match it perfectly right here. I'm going for some symmetry. Okay, so we got them the years created. Now it's time to create the glasses. So I'm gonna grab the well, I'm going to go to the to the new trace layer because I want to create a new subway that I'm gonna call glasses, just like so I'm gonna lock years, so that's well, creating the glasses is going to be pretty easy, So I'm just going to grab her the ellipse toe and I'm simply going to create an ellipse that is going to look something like that. So again, if you wanna make the glasses, Well, if we want to trace the glasses as close as possible to the original, well, we can does weaken simply grab the direct selection to let up, Just play around with the path segments. Or maybe with that, with that anchor points, just like so maybe moved this guy to the right as well, maybe play around with this direction handle just like so. And now we can create another ellipse, put it here and again, play around with the positioning of the anchor points. Maybe just a bit. Just like so I'm trying to match a match this through all these glasses as close as possible. Just like so. So now what? We have two days. We have to create the frame of the glasses. I'm just gonna grab the mental, collect somewhere here on, then somewhere here, I'm gonna click and drag just like that, and I'm gonna do the same with this guy. Click and drag something like that, and I'm just going to create this middle part of the friends. I'm gonna grab the pencil again, click and drag, just like So Okay, we got to the face shape. We got the glasses, we got to the eyes, nose, mouth, and the years I think that at this point, we can quickly add some colors to all these guys. So I'm simply gonna grab maybe the years like that I'm gonna change him the stroke collar to this dark color. Make them a bit well, thicker to seven arc. Okay, let's leave it at seven. And I'm gonna give you give them a nice Well, well, nice skin tone. I'm gonna do the same with that with the Mau with. Well, with the face, I'm simply going to grab the eyedropper tool and simply so will sample the face, just like so. I'm gonna grab the glasses just like that, The glasses and I'm going to change the stroke color to this will. Dark color. Maybe increased the size, Something like that. Now I'm gonna grab I'm gonna grab the ice just like that, and I'm going to exchange to fill with stroke and make this the fill dark just like that. Same with the nostrils. I'm going to sample this collar just like so and then I'm gonna do this Well, almost the same with the mouth. I'm simply going to change the color of the stroke. Increase it just a bit. Maybe. And there we go off course. We still need toe put everything in the right. Well, in the right order, something gonna go to the layers panel and I'm gonna put the years behind the face, just like so to create this kind of an effect. If we however, take a look at the original, you can see that at this point that there will. This left part of this middle part of the frame is a bit taker. So we already know how we can how we can do it. We can simply grab this guy initialized some that the with talk by pressing the shift WR keyboard or selected this guy right here. And we can simply grab it somewhere here and make sure we are making making the correct transformation something you're going to try to grab it. Sometimes it's pretty difficult to grab it and maybe make it up just a bit. A thicker, just like so. And there you go. Of course, if you want to make the look of the great not so crazy way it could maybe maybe make this. I just a bit smaller, just like now, that small adjust a bit smaller, just like so. So there we go. We got to the hat. Week of the face, the glasses. So now it's high time we moved to the neck. But this is something that we are going to do in the next video. 15. 14Let's Create the Neck: So I'm gonna start tracing the grandma snack Well, by creating a new sub layer. So I'm simply going toe old click on this on this secrete new sub layer icon, and I'm going to call it neck. But I also don't want to make it gray if if the color of the off them the layer is great. So everything well, everything is going to be me. The smart guys are gonna be great and I don't want that. I want the smart guys be fairly visible. So I'm going to change this color to something I'm not using yet. Maybe this grass green constantly going to click. OK, I'm gonna grab the mental and starts clicking until it looks or less like that. Of course we can. Also, we could always manipulate this guy. Maybe just a bit just a bit like so. Okay, this should be fine again. I'm gonna grab them the pan toll click and drag and click and drag till it looks something like that. Maybe moving guy, this guy, just a bit to the right. Play around with this with this direction handle and there we go. Next up, I'm gonna grab the ellipse stool and simply creating the lips that would stretch out to something like so and again, I can I can simply grab the anchor point, this anchor point and maybe this anchor point to move this ellipse around. What I wanted to to really understand here is that you don't always have to grab the pen tal and try to try to create each and every shape with you can all you can quite often simply use what already is there. Like in this case, the Ellipse still and just manipulates some some of its some of its all aspects on Wilson anchor points, some Kercher's in order to in order to create that the look that you are that you are actually looking for right now I'm really just trying to match him the stroke. I'm not really focusing on anything else, so I'm simply gonna maybe Brenda's got just about in here, and I think that this should be fine. But what I'm gonna do right now is I'm going to go ramp this guy, this guy, and I'm going to copy them into my clipboard. Then I'm going to both the both of these paths. I'm gonna goto, object, breath join and one more time object path Join that I'm gonna select will act to my selection, this bottom path, and I'm gonna go to the Pathfinder tool that I'm simply going to click unite just like that . Now, what we could do is we could simply grab the eyedropper tool and sample this guy right here . This face just like so. And now I'm going to move my my layer beneath their face layers. I'm gonna grab the neck and I'm going to move it beneath the face layer, just like so Now we still need If we take a look at the original, we still need these two lines right here. So I'm just going Teoh, I'm just going to I may be turned the visibility off this this shape that I just created. So I'm gonna go to the next path on the next sub layer, going to turn that visibility on the visibility of that path off. I'm going to bring back theory journal and again grabbed the mantle, create a shape, create a path, something like that, and then create a path, something like that. And I'm going to just grab both these guys get rid of the Phil just like so and then break the vibrant. And of course, they hate to be on the proper layer. And I'm gonna bring the visibility of that that shaped him on just like so. So now, Now, if you if we just turned the visibility off, the off the original off. This is what we have so far. So the last thing the last thing to do would be to create a bead necklace and the blouse. But this is something that we're going to be easy and doing. We're going to start doing that in the next video. 16. 15Let's Create the Blouse: in this video, We're going to create the blouse or this sweater. I'm really not sure if it's if it's a blouse or a sweater. So again, I'm gonna go Teoh, I'm going to go to the new trace layer and I'm gonna old click on the create u sub layer and I'm going to call it Ah, blouse. Let's call it a blouse. Are the wonders later to be black? I wanted to be peach. Why not? Let's make a beach so we could use the pan Tal if, Well, if And if you want, you can You can use the panel, but I'm going to grab the pencil toe. I'm gonna make sure that I'm that my stroke is something something that you will be able to see. Maybe this I'm gonna go with yellow, like so. And I'm gonna make sure that I'm on the right to write Sub Layer This guy right here, Adam, simply gonna just suman Justin, but close. And maybe I'm going to lock all these layers. I'm simply going to start to draw. Just live with that and let illustrator create all the anchor points for me. I'm not going to care about this next part here. But I'm going to care about this shoulder part right here, and I'm gonna be I want to be precise when I'm doing this part, just like so And now I don't care about this part. I'm just going to go to to find on the beginning of and there you go. This will be This will be my main shape of the blouse. Off course I'm gonna make. I'm going to make the stroke the right color. And the Phil is going to be this green color, just like so. Now this this blouse is gonna go beneath the neck. So I'm just going to grab the layers panel. I'm gonna make sure that it's going to go beneath them. That Claire right here the like, not just the face. Just like so. So, as you can see, we hit it beneath them on beneath the next, so we don't have to worry about it. Of course we wanted we could still fix some problems with the blouse. Like this shoulder doesn't look too good. So we could to maybe maybe let's see if we just get rid of this anchor point just like so and maybe then play around with this anchor point, just like so that's gonna look just a bit better, but I'm going going to leave it up to your up to your imagination, up to your experimentation. I just want to show you what you can do with these simple, simple transformations if you really, if you really know how these tools work, what they can do, what they can produce. And you, you will honestly will save yourself a lot of frustrations when you're working with the panel and you will save yourself a lot a lot of time. Trust me on this one. It's okay. We got the blouse created. So almost last part will be to would be to create the bead necklace that we can see in the original right here. And this is something that we're going to do in the next video 17. 16Let's Create the Bead Necklace: in this video, we are going to create the beat necklace and we are going to be using mainly the ellipse toe and these well, these beads are going to very in size at bid in shape, but not too much. And of course, we have to start with creating a new sub layer while we don't have to, but for for practical purposes, it would be good. It's absolutely going to create a new sub layer. And I'm going to call it maybe just necklace that's gonna be a bit shorter, just like so And maybe I'm going to turn the visibility of the blouse just like so we're gonna make sure that our model or on the right sub layer that just mineral close. And I'm going to get rid of this Phil and give the stroke against some really well vivid color just like so. I'm going to grab the Ellipse store by present, the l on my keyboard and I'm going to create and the lips that is going to look something like this maybe with just a smaller, smaller amount of stroke would be good. Then I'm going to create another lips just like that yet another lips Another one just like so. And another one and another one. Another one. I hope I'm not boring you with with creating all these ellipses. Okay, Another one and another one. And by the way, I am holding down the old when I'm creating all these guys. So what I want to do right now is I want Teoh, select all these guys and give them proper colors. So the best way to do it will be to just select one of them, go to the select similar objects option and then just trow color. And if I just click on it just like so you can see that we are selecting all the all the ellipsis, all the object that have the same as strong color. So the stroke color will be this darker color and maybe the stroke of just a bit bigger, like so. And the fill color will be this red color, just like so If we know, turn that the visibility off the underlying layer off. And I think that we need to turn this guy on. We got the image basically basically created just like that. So the last thing to do here would be just to create at the background. So with our granny is not just like floating in the air, But I think that this is something that we are going to do in the next video. 18. 17Let's Add the Background: no. Before we, we we we wrap things up, we created the background. Let's quickly will sum up what we have created in the process. So as you can remember, let me just unlock this layer. As you can remember, we start with the hat. So we created to an ellipse and then a second ellipse than we told the panel and created all these elements and we started adding colors. And then we created the face. So we grabbed that. We grab that, but we'll lives that we created. And we adjusted it a bit to create this kind of a face shape. And of course, we created the eyes, nostrils and the mouth. We also created the years with a rounded rectangle tool and we also created the glasses. Then we created the neck. Then we created the blouse. Remember? We used the pencil tool to create the blouse and then we finished it off with the necklace . So in order to make them simple in order Teoh, just add to that the background Real simple. What I would advise you to do is to grab all these guys and of course, make sure that nothing is nothing. is locked. We want to make sure that we are selecting everything every part of the grandma trays. So what I would do it right now is I would just copy all of these guys created yet again. Well, another layer. And we would call it, um be final trace. Why not just like so I would turn the visibility of it off. Then I would just simply based in front everything. I everything I created everything I copied. And while I'm doing it because I want to have everything on one layer because right now I will be doing some clipping and it's simply done easier. If it's if you're the elements that you are clipping our own one layer, Maybe I'm simply going to make everything just a bit smaller. And what we could do right now is we could simply grab the grandma group all the oldie elements. I'm gonna just go ahead and click group just like so. And I want to make sure that grandma is aligned properly in the middle. And what I will do right now is I'm gonna grab the Ellipse tool and create and the lips that is going to look Maybe it's gonna be just a bit bigger, Just like so. Let me just get rid of the filled just like that. I'm going to move a just a bit up. Maybe to somewhere here, just like that. What? Maybe I'm gonna make it just a bit smaller. Just a bit. Something like that. I'm gonna put it in in the center, just like so. So what I'm gonna do right now is I'm going to select this guy copy copy to my clipboard, select everything and simply go ahead and create a clipping. Max, I'm just gonna go to object clipping, mask, make. And then I'm going to press control, be in orderto based that the very same lips that I just created and used as a clipping mask . Okay, so now I got to the grandma image clipped. So I think I'm going to simply lock it so I don't mess it up accidentally. So I'm gonna go object. Look, selection. And now I'm gonna go wrap him that this thesis will lips, and what I want to do right now is I wanna find the color that is going to be at this well at the same time will contrast in with well with grandma image, but also is not going to be like to contrast EU. No, I'm trying to find a balance. So what I'm gonna do right now is I'm simply going to grab the color picker and click on the grandma grandma blouse. So, as you can see, we're picking up all the attributes off the grandma blouse. So as you can see, we're picking up all the attributes of Grandma's blouse. And what I'm going to right now is I'm gonna go to color the color guide. And as you can see, we got some different different colors right here. So we got shades and tints of the color that we selected. And if you want, you can simply choose from all these Aled. These will have harmony rules. So if you want, we could go for Triad, maybe to find something that is going to be matching our our green color or maybe high contrast. But I wouldn't go for two high contrast. But you can, of course, experiment with that. Or maybe with the Tatreau. What we're looking for, will. I am looking for something that is going to be maybe something like maybe bluish or purplish. Maybe this car that is going to build that that's gonna look nice as well. Maybe this collar are gonna be this color. I think I'm going to stay with this color for for this particular for this particular image . Trace. However, well, we are not really done. Get. Because if we take a look here, we can see that the these strokes are not matching. So what we can do is we can simply grab this guy copy and paste it in front, get rid of the stroke. And now make sure that is being on top off everything. So with this guy selected the guy that we just copied Weaken, Go to the object menu, arrange and click and click brain to front. And as you can see now it's been brought to front and everything is aligning nicely. So there we go. We got to this We got well, the grandma trace created So I hope you had fun. And I hope you learned a thing or two watching these videos. Remember to practice a lot. You will only get good at this if you practice well. If you practice what you learning. And if you like the class, please serrated, please give it a thumbs up and submit your your class projects. And we will be talking about your class projects in the next in the next video. 19. 18Class Project: for the class of project. Here's what I would like you to do. If you have an image of your own that you drew sometime in the past and you have scanned it into your computer, you're gonna simply use it. Open it up in illustrator and follow all the steps that year that that we took in this class. But if you don't, you can simply use the image that comes with this class. So it could be either the grammar image or maybe the cat image. If you prefer this guy and after you open it up in Illustrator, simply follow all the steps we took in the class. I mean, just recreate traces all the elements off the image that you that you have. So if it's your own images, trace it. And if you don't have an image, just trace this image or the grandma or the cat image and after you down, simply save it as a J pick or PNG and uploaded Tim to the class project section in the in the class and simply show your great work with the community. I'm always delighted to towards your class project and share them on my Facebook and Instagram. So remember, just to trace an image and share it with the community